Spring 2020

All courses take place over the entire semester, regardless of the format in which they are offered and when face-to-face instruction and/or online class meetings occur.

Semester Start: Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020
Semester End: Friday, May 8, 2020
Final Exams: May 11-13, 2020

Bayan students may take courses that fulfill requirements from Bayan, CST, AJRCA, and the University of the West. Register for CST and Bayan courses in the Student Portal, and make note of the Add/Drop deadlines. Register at partner schools by contacting their registrars.

On-Campus Courses (weekly class meetings on campus)

Title Faculty Day/Time
Global Islamic Movements (BTH3052) Ozgur Koca Wed 1:00-3:50pm

Fully Online Courses (no face-to-face class meetings)

These courses feature a combination of “asynchronous” (independent online work) and “synchronous” (scheduled live online meetings) learning.

Title Faculty Day/Time
Intermediate Arabic 2B (BMU3010) Staff Weekly Online Meetings:
Tues/Thurs, 5:30-7pm PT weekly
Advanced Arabic 3B (BMU3012) Staff Weekly Online Meetings:
Introduction to the Islamic Cultural Heritage (BCS3117) Susan Douglass 4 Online Meetings TBA
Sunni-Shia Relations and Intra-faith Issues (BMU3019) Hamid Mavani 4 Online Meetings TBA
Supporting the Spiritual Care Team (BCS3138) Metra Azar-Salem 4 Online Meetings TBA
Bayan Integrative Seminar II (BIS3162 – 1 unit)
(this course is only for students who have taken BIS3161 and
have already completed at least 24 units in other courses)
Munir Shaikh 5 Online Meetings TBA

Hybrid Intensive Courses

These courses feature a combination of face-to-face meetings on campus plus “asynchronous” online learning and a few live “synchronous” online meetings.

Note the following schedule, which includes required activities in addition to the indicated class session timings. Sessions A & B overlap on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Date Hybrid Program Activity
Jan. 21 (Tues) Begin course readings and assignments per syllabus
Feb. 8 (Sat) Students in Session A arrive for program
Feb. 9-14 (Sun-Fri) Session A Daily class sessions (morning & afternoon) – see below
Feb. 14 (Fri) Students in Session B arrive for program (if not already present)
Feb. 15 (Sat) Bayan Luncheon program for all students and faculty
Feb. 16-21 (Sun-Fri) Session B Daily class sessions (morning & afternoon) – see below
Feb. 22 (Sat) Students in Session B depart
Feb. 24 – May 8 Complete course assignments and readings per syllabus
May 11-13 Complete final exams/papers

Face-to-face session A (Feb. 8-15 including Saturday programs):

Title Faculty Day/Time
Islam and Liberal Citizenship (BMU3121) Mohammad Fadel Sun-Fri 8:00AM – 1:00PM
Facilitating Islamic Life Cycle Rituals (BSC3130) Fouad Elgohari Sun-Fri 2:00PM – 7:00PM

Face-to-face session B (Feb. 15-22 including Saturday programs):

Title Faculty Day/Time
History of Islam (BHS3113) Ovamir Anjum Sun-Fri 8:00AM – 1:00PM
The ‘Ilm al-Kalam Tradition in the Classical Period (BTH3125) Jihad Brown Sun-Fri 2:00PM – 7:00PM
Critical Pedagogy, Foundations of Learning Theories (BRE3103) TBA Sun-Fri 2:00PM – 7:00PM

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